Waterville is in the midst of a renaissance. Millions of dollars are pouring into the ghost of a once thriving industrial community with the hopes of stimulating its ailing economy. “In two years, it’s going to be a different street,” said Brian Clark, Vice President of Planning for the College. At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival last week […]
At the annual Harvest at the Square Festival, Gregory W. Powell, Chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and Colby President David A. Greene announced that the two organizations will be establishing a $20 million fund for the revitalization of Downtown Waterville. The Harold Alfond Foundation was established in 1950 and invests in projects in Maine. The Foundation has a long […]
The College is starting to put together its planned vision of a revitalized downtown Waterville. Numerous buildings on Main Street, including the former Elks Building at 13-15 Appleton Street, have already been razed and will serve as parking for future Colby needs. Meanwhile, the northeast corner of The Concourse, will be the location of a new downtown student dormitory. The […]
Colby recently received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative in environmental humanities. Founded in 1969, according to their website (mellon.org), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being […]
The experiences Colby students have over the summer vary greatly. For some, it is a time of relaxation, for others a time of work. For a select group of Environmental Studies (ES) majors, it means getting a precious opportunity to intern for an environmental organization. That is because of the Environmental Studies stipend program, where ES majors submit applications for […]
An in-depth look into the challenging and multi-faceted residency decision made by faculty.
The Palo Alto, CA based on-site restaurant company, Bon Apétit Management Company, was recently announced as the new dining services provider for Colby. The announcement ended a longstanding agreement with current dining service provider, Sodexo. Bon Appétit was selected by a special advisory group which included students, faculty, and administrators. Bon Appétit was founded in 1987 with the mission of […]
The Class of 2020 will be the most diverse and academically qualified class in the College’s history. The College recently received 9,833 applications, the largest applicant pool ever for Colby. Only 17.5 percent of applicants for the Class of 2020 were admitted compared to applicants to the Class of 2017, where only 5,407 students applied and the acceptance rate was […]
This weekend, the Board of Trustees concluded its spring meetings, which included important votes as well as discussions about future plans that will be key to the College’s success.
Following an announcement from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Terhune earlier this year stating that the College was “inviting proposals from dining services management companies,” three companies presented their proposals to the community this past week. Although six companies initially responded to the College’s Request for Proposal (RFP), the Bon Appétit Management Company, Sodexo USA, […]